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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Abortion Referrals and Immigration

The Trump administration introduced in 2019 that clinics receiving money underneath this system couldn’t refer sufferers for abortions at different amenities. Major medical associations mentioned this “gag rule” violated medical ethics, and Planned Parenthood withdrew from this system.

Several states, the American Medical Association and others sued to problem the measure, and federal appeals courts in San Francisco and Richmond, Va., issued conflicting selections. Such splits usually lead to Supreme Court overview.

The circumstances the court docket agreed to overview — Cochran v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, No. 20-454, American Medical Association v. Cochran, No. 20-429 and Oregon v. Cochran, No. 20-539 — might change into irrelevant if the Biden administration revises the Trump administration’s restrictive rules.

The immigration case, Department of Homeland Security v. New York, No. 20-449, considerations the so-called public cost rule, which seeks to discourage some immigrants from utilizing public companies.

The Trump administration introduced in 2019 that it could revise the rule, which permits officers to deny everlasting authorized standing, often known as a inexperienced card, to immigrants who’re seemingly to want public help. In the previous, solely substantial and sustained financial assist or long-term institutionalization counted, and fewer than 1 p.c of candidates had been disqualified on public-charge grounds.

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